Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the reopening of the country in all sectors starting November 1.

The announcement coincides with the reopening of schools at all levels across the country.

Addressing the public as he declared the closing of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign for people aged 6 and older and the launch of vaccination drive for children aged 5 on November 1, Hun Sen said the country's phased reopening had been well planned and in accordance with the government's strategies.

He explained that the recent Pchum Ben public holiday – when people either flocked to their hometowns or gathered at tourist attractions across the country – was a big testament to the government's success in containing the pandemic and the deciding factor whether to reopen the economy.

"We have determined from the beginning that when Covid-19 vaccines are readily available, we set all-out vaccination drive as our main priority in addition to the enforcement of preventive measures including tracing the origins of transmission, testing, quarantine and treatment," he said.